Financial Assistance

For more than 12 years, The New York Performing Arts Academy has been committed to supporting talented and deserving students through scholarship programs. We are proud to continue the tradition of providing these scholarships, ensuring that the world of performing arts is accessible to all who aspire to be a part of it. Our dedication to fostering talent and enabling dreams remains unwavering, as we look forward to welcoming the next generation of artists into our community.

Scholarships Offered as of January 2024:

  • Merit Scholarships: These scholarships are awarded to individuals who show exceptional talent and potential in the Performing Arts. Each candidate’s talent is evaluated based on their application and audition. We offer partial scholarships, with up to $3,000 available for scholarship recipients.
  • Need-Based Scholarships: Aimed at students who require financial assistance, these scholarships are granted based on demonstrated financial need. Applicants must provide tax documents when applying for need-based scholarships, with awards up to $500.
  • Full Scholarships: The Academy’s Director awards full scholarships to students who meet our rigorous standards of excellence. Recipients of full scholarships are responsible for covering the registration fee and a $700.00 administrative charge.

Financing Available

Finance your tuition with as low as 0% APR

Your rate will be 0% APR or 10-36% APR based on credit, and is subject to an eligibility check. Payment options through Affirm are provided by these lending partners: Options depend on your purchase amount, and a down payment may be required.

NYPAA Helps.

If you are refused financing by our partners, we can finance your tuition through NYPAA Helps.  For more than a decade, NYPAA Helps has been assisting students finance tuition at the Academy when traditional financing has been denied.

Referral Program

For information on our referral program, please inquire on our Contact page.

Audition Dates

Auditions for the Spring Performing Arts Program have begun.

Please visit to schedule your audition today.